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168 Important fundamentals for everyone to know
Channel: Faaik Gamieldien
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168 Important fundamentals for everyone to know 6 Jan 2017
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this is the of course made binary Brahim Elisa to Salam.
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Riba of Hajj. In fact, it deals with Islam as a faith.
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in context with Islam as a faith, the beginning of Islam is a faith
at the time of Nabil Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam.
What is the context of this verse? And you all know the context of this verse.
This verse is a verse,
was revealed to be salatu salam concerning
the directive that was given neither nahi Brahim to take his wife harder,
was an Egyptian
to take his wife Roger, and he said his smile and to leave them in a place that was that time called bucha. Not MCI was called bucha, the value of bucha.
And the older The story goes that he left them they and when he left him there,
his wife asked him, Are you just going to leave us here? What is this you brought us here and he's leaving us here. You just abandoning us here?
He was really sad. He didn't answer. So again, she says, But why are you leaving us here? He did not. And the third time she said to him, did Allah ask you with Allah command you to leave us here? And he says, Yes, this is a command of a los pinata.
And you said well, if it's a command that allows for Han with Allah
then allow for hunter will not relinquish us allows hunter will not desert us. So I'm quite happy that you leaving us here.
And the story goes that don't be Brahim walked away.
And a little while on, he turned around
and he raised his hands and he made this door.
And what is the door that he made? The door I made was robina in a scan to mean Doria to Allah I have left of my family Yeah.
I have left of my family in the valley of Gawker.
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and he describes
the place where he left his family. It was a valley with not a single blade of grass, or just complete desert.
I'm the vertical Muharram but the river he recognized the place as a place of worship the place which allows founders going to declare sacrosanct it's a place that he knew as a messenger of Allah subhanaw taala that it was a place It was a holy sanctified place.
And then he asked for three things
are up banner up masala. Now, me and you. If we lived our children and wife and child in a desert without a blade of grass with no water and no food or any provisions for them, we would be first worried about way would they get food from with First we worried about where would they get water from?
This is the first worry that we would have. In fact when we go away from our families for an extended period of time. The first thing that we think about is we must fill the fridge and you must go shopping and pick and pay and must fill the cupboards so that our children and wife will I food that's the first thing we think about if you go for amaravati leave your wife or your children here first
That you leave behind his money for the physical maintenance.
an extreme situation, not even a normal situation. This is an extreme situation. If any person or any other person in a desert without food and water, that person will automatically die.
They will die. Within a few days they'd be dead.
What was the first thing what was the first
That Navy Brahim recognized that we all have.
Now there's a man called Maj. Lowe.
I'm sure most of you have heard of Maslow's theory,
the theory of needs. He was a psychologist, and he drew up a list of needs, what does men need? What is the first need, the second need, his third need is forcing any drop, you drop a hierarchy as a core hierarchy of needs
of five needs. Five of the most important needs that the human being needs. And the first need that he stipulated in his Hierarchy of Needs was the physiological needs. He says, The first need that man wants to satisfied, satisfied, easy need for food and drink. That's number one.
This is Maslow says Maslow says that what we need first is food and drink.
Then he says the second is we need to be safe. So we need our second needs ones our tummies are full or hamdulillah. Then he says men needs to be safe. Then he says, The third thing that men needs is men needs a sense of belonging, it needs to have a family, it needs to have friends meets live in a society, it needs to socialize. So the first thing we do with you, if you're a bad person, they D socialize you, they put you in Guantanamo or pulse Mo, ever, they isolate you part of your punishment.
But they give you food, and they give you security, but they don't give you the sense of belonging. And then the fourth one that Maslow said was the fourth need in order of need is the need for esteem.
That everybody wants to have some prestigious position, and everybody wants to be known. And everyone's everyone wants to accomplish whatever they want to accomplish. So mine is driven by these needs. And the last need is the need of self actualization, which is that every person wants to do his best. Every person wants to do his best. And everybody wants to be creative in what he does. That's what everybody wants to
make for himself a special niche in life that people will remember him by.
So some people just do good for people to remember the inbox. Some people prayer, lots of people remember them like that some people give lots of charity, this is our way of
self actualizing ourselves, making us unique in the world.
And so one of the things that caused a lot of depression.
And we'll talk a little bit about depression today, because not everybody is in active mood at the time of advocates was happy new year, wasting, everybody's happy. It's not like that. There are people that are depressed, or people no money, or people troubles other people worry. So it's not, it's not fixed, really, in a sense, the reality is quite different reality that we see on the TV and reality on the internet. And the reality that we live with,
are entirely entirely entirely different.
So one of the issues today that causes depression is for me, the issues of esteem.
And particularly within families, between husband and wife, particularly,
one of the things I always find that causes breakdown in marriages, is when, and I'm sorry to say this to the husbands is when the husband has broken down the self esteem of his wife,
you know, good.
You know, good, you do nothing, you've done nothing.
You've made nothing, etc, etc, etc.
I'm saying it in a very nice way. I mean, you say it in a very ugly way.
But if you do this to any person, whether it's an animal or a human being over a period of say 10 or 15 or 20 years, you will suffer the consequences.
And the consequences are not only your own consequences, the consequences as a ripple effect to the whole of society.
It is a ripple effects the whole of society. So one is to be careful what you say and also for the wife. You can't tell as well if you are if the wife is more educated than the husband, if she's a doctor and he is just a bricklayer. She can't tell you everything.
Are you just a bricklayer? Just a bricklayer is going to have effects and with your children as well, you tell your children all the time you work nothing you can't, you know matric look at your matric results. You know, I wanted you to become a doctor, but look at your metric results, you know, cetera, et cetera, et cetera. You're not doing any good to yourself to your son or your daughter or to society. You must remember, everybody can be doctors and lawyers and engineers. You know, if your child did not if every person's child should be on the front page of the newspaper, because of the matric results that led to print newspapers from non tokuyama
everybody allows a hunter loves you, Allah loves your wife, Allah loves your children.
Allah made them and Allah gave them the intelligence and the skills that they have.
And allow from has given him those skills. Because Allah knew that the world will need lots and lots of skills for this world to function.
Otherwise the world would fail even if it was a doctor, we would die of all the death is lying around who pick it up. They say I'm a doctor don't pick up the
nobody will plant food for us to eat.
level of cost for milk.
So in the great plan of our loss of Abdullah, your son and daughter fits into that plan where they get 20% from particular they can 100% they all part of allowed to under great pressure. And let me tell you a trick is not a deciding factor in your life.
I'm not going to tell you about my meeting.
But matric is not a deciding factor in the life of a human being.
It's an artificial creation of some artificial kind of intelligence of the taste, which you write once in your life and you make it your maker if you don't make the sort of death sentence if you don't get a entry into universities not
so bear with me to understand this today, especially with the results having of income. Mashallah Charlie, well hamdulillah thank Allah subhanaw taala.
But for your child to get an 80% as as its drawbacks as well, because your child now is going to go to UCT.
You know, to go to Stellenbosch.
And UCT comes with its own challenges,
very big challenges, challenges not only of your pocket, but challenges of your faith and the faith of your child.
So if Allah has given the child 40%, and he goes to some,
well, our ranking institution, but he retains his faith, what do you want?
So remember, it's not just a big celebration to get your daughter into into a sense into it, kind of
kind of dress that is acceptable to allow swelter unacceptable to Muslims. When they go to institutions like that. It's a challenge.
It's a challenge. So remember what alfalah decides for you is always the best.
But allows on decides for you is always the best. And you will always be happy with the decision of allows panel was very important. That is the life of Muslims always happy, always satisfied. Allah gives you five and then a week or five grand a week or 5000 and a week as his as his income, then he should sell hamdulillah
because we do not know Allah's great plan, we'd have no idea and we can hear we'll see now, the great plan of allows handling this particular verse, so nabriva he was not mezzaluna psychologist, he was a messenger of Allah. And he delineates and lays down the three things which for him was important.
The three hierarchical needs that for him was the most important for him to ask for his children was what?
And a format
Eric has been no
beautiful children. No.
He didn't say Allah. My wife is here My son is you know, making arrangements even after his mother or I'm leaving my wife here. You know
we should have to they're still married within leave us I couldn't make dua that Allah gave it a reach as well.
What did he say? He said he may do and it's the first thing that he asked Allah was not for food and what's first thing what they said was Rob banner up masala.
He says how Allah make them of those who will pray to the will worship thee.
Do we say that
How many of us think when we think about our children?
We think along those lines, Oh Allah make him or her a child of a burqa. Okay, so she got five A's. We got five.
But what do we think about? Oh, now the child must do this and the cha cha, my child child, a
child of a man, child of faith.
And I'm sure if appearance is that from the bottom of his heart, and we know that allows us to accept the dough of the parent.
Because if you have that you have everything. We don't have that you have nothing. Neither this dunya know the answer.
So Nabil Brahim stood there he looked back and he said, Leo Ravana Yukimura Allah make my son and my wife people who will make Salah to you will pray to you will be obedient to
the second need.
Because this is a lot harder to inspire. The second needed they asked for was the second needed Mendez and they asked for was what?
Either termina nursey. Tell him, he said, he asked that they must have a sense of belonging.
Because what causes depression today?
What is it that makes us depressed?
We'll talk about that later, again,
is when we are
lonely, not alone. The difference between being alone and lonely.
There are days when I spend days and days and days just in my study, that's all I don't see anybody.
I'm alone, but I'm not lonely. But loneliness is that which causes depression. So what is the V Brahim? What was the second what is the second greatest need of men to be with somebody to be with people? And he says Oh Allah ijazah tamina Sita who ILA him make the hearts of people
open towards them close towards
the same people to this to this valley that will love them.
That will respect him that will honor them.
Then finally said what a Zuko homina Samarra finally said, Oh Allah now give them food and water de
la la jolla schroon. So that perhaps they will be grateful to the our laws.
So the first need recognized by the NaVi Brahim and inspired by our laws, pardot Allah and we are Muslims. This is for us. These are the needs that we should have. This is the legacy that we should pass on to our children and generations to come. Is that the first need of a human being Muslim human being is the need for pray.
The need to fill the soul the need for the soul. Because what what becomes Why do you go and see a psychologist psychiatrist
because they look at the inside of a human being they look at what is called the knifes
what we call the soul
and they try and treat the soul of the human being. So allows Allah says that treatment is the first Salah secondly,
that we must allow. So I must give that we live in an environment where people love us and we love them. And thirdly, the third thing we need is food and water.
Now if we look at the story
in a more holistic perspective,
what do we see?
We see a man
a profit nonetheless.
leaving his wife and child in a place that would become the birthplace of Islam.
This is not just leaving a wife and a child in any place. This was they were left in a place destined to become the crucible of the new great faith which Allah was going to send to the world in the form of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam.
So cuz 1000s of years before the coming of the Navy so awesome.
I would have assumed that this baton this responsibility of establishing this great faith that it was going to be the last phase of the dunya would have been placed on the shoulders of a man like Nabil Brahim to start the process.
But along the lines directed him to take the baton
Or baton, as they say,
and pass it on to who? to a woman.
But woman, Allah could have waited for his for his veil to be a big man. And then tell them to go to Makkah and then he sang his smile and passing the baton to you, my son.
One day this baton, you're going to pass on to generation generation until this magnetical leg is going to land in the hands of a great man, whom we all all prophets have known and prophesied Mohammed Salah larders. But the baton was passed to the hand of a woman. And some many people say she was a slave woman. And she was an African woman, not necessarily African in relation to color, but African in terms of coming from Africa.
So those who are allowed to raise the status of women.
And so she's planted the seed.
She took the responsibility.
And she's not only the forbear of the establishment of hogenom because we know we can't make her neither Amara unless we make our between Safa and Marwa.
And that institution of saying, which is a record of the Hajj, and Amara
all started by who by this lady
sobre la salatu salam
Haji, Aralia salatu salam.
And so she handed the baton eventually to a son Ishmael who became of age and then Abraham came back and they bought the Kaaba, the two of them
and so in the lineage of Mohammed Salam begins with una Viva Hema, that is my ILA.
What is the story tell us about women?
What is the story tell us about women?
Because, today the feminist Muslim women feminists will say yes, at this Deen of Allah. This Islam is only for men.
Hammad was a man
of America was the man all about men.
But the very foundation of this faith was started by a woman has adolescence.
That is an historical fact. It means that we as men need to elevate and recognize this great gift which Allah know many of you disagree, but this great gift, which allows one is given to us individually and to the world in general.
This baton that was passed
from NaVi Brahim
Allah salatu salam.
What was the name of that baton?
What was the name written on that piece of
The name written under there was
was passed down from Ibrahim and written on that baton was the name Muslim.
Cut somehow Muslim, the one who called as Muslim was who that he Rahim. Allah, Allah.
Allah, Allah tala Hakata Kati
Morton Illa Juan to Simone
de la sala says, Oh up boo boo believe,
Fear Allah and I are not except as Muslims.
Now, I want to make a point of this, where I want you to remember this point.
Because this point that I'm making now is extremely important in terms of our identity as to who we really are.
Today, we live in a world where
we are inundated by Muslims giving themselves names other than the name of Muslim
everybody feels that
He wants to be other than Muslim. Allah says die not except as a Muslim. We say no we want to die as Hannah Pura Shafi or a Sufi or Tbilisi or
whatever we named Habibi, oh whatever. Naqshbandi Oh, whatever names we give to ourselves, we don't want to be Muslim.
People don't want to be Muslim. They will look for something which is which is not called Muslim and they think oh, this is this is something nice. This is this name sounds very nice.
And what do we say? We live a contradictory life because of our ignorance abound in
the moment somebody comes and says, join our group we are called x then you say Salaam Alaikum.
No matter what he will come with, you say salam aleikum.
Allah, Allah says I should die. not accepted as a Muslim.
Allah referred to be iron Athena, I'm a Muslim. We are Muslims.
In America, only those who say they are believers, those who say they are Muslim in only their brothers and sisters of one another, all the others excluded.
So the 90s Hassan says that after he komati Isla Sonata in
Cologne, phenol illawarra Let me sell on my old man, my old man of the world, my old man. He didn't say the world will be divided. No, he says my own mom will be divided into 72 six come say 73
all of them will be in janome except one
my alma 73 six all of them my oma will be in janam
in our head, except only one
must be only one. So zaba us man O'Meara soon Allah Allah my Allah Allah He was happy
the filter to Nadia has a successful group will be those who are upon what I am upon and my companions are upon.
And what is the companions of the Navy salsa luncheon? What is an Edison cell? I'm saying?
Before we even read the fact behind the Salah.
And we pointed out the importance of Salah What do we say even before we read the party in the philosophy?
One or two key one Haha, WA t lillahi. Rabbil aalameen luxury colavita he called me Amina, I mean, I mostly mean
those of you belong to all those groups should remove that muslimeen from that verse of the Torah. And you should put your group that you belong to substituted with your group.
Because you can't be one thing in the color and the moment they can be something else. Because that's how we live today. We want to be we want to make Sarah and be as a Muslim, but the moment we finish Salah, we want to do all kinds of funny tricks. That's not part of the Dean of Alzheimer. And we expect to have salvation in this world in the act. So Nafisa, Salam says, Allah says in Surah
verse one, verse 60, to 162
or Muhammad, I am saying to you, I'm, you know, I'm saying to you, this is what you say Ignace allottee rarely my prey.
in a celebrity, one Uzuki and my sacrifice
and my life komati and my dad lillahi Rabbil aalameen
is only Yeah, all the things I was given me to please allows harmattan
luxury color who allows from the risk of no part will be daddy COVID. And now visa term says we're dead, I was commanded.
And I'm the first of the Muslims, that allows founders put on this
and we follow that of the Navy Salalah.
So to purify our faith, and to purity and to get on to the sirata Mr. Hakim, we need to come back to Islam. And we need to come back to calling ourselves muslimeen
This is the legacy we should leave to our children. You know our children live in the world with going astray so easy, but if you implement if you plot in them
and continue repeating this
We are Muslims. We call ourselves Muslims. Remember if anybody else calls themselves by another name, they come to your friend. Somebody says, but I'm this or I'm no no.
If the president says he's a Muslim Alhamdulillah you don't want to hear any more than that. I am a Muslim immigrant the book that you know a lot of, and he called it I am a Muslim.
Upon the wisdom of the man, I'm a Muslim.
So pan Allah, Allah gave him gentleman
he was one of the great ones to be a great alama in some way in not only in Cape Town but in the country.
So that is our identity.
Anyway, thing, you know, this man is telling us you know, he's just preaching to us things that we know already.
I'm happy to preach what you know, reading, for that came out because Allah tells me to do that, for that care for in a declarative form, meaning Allah says remind the Muslims all the times they are Muslims.
Because reminding ourselves is a benefit for all of us.
Having reminded ourselves that we are Muslim.
And the Navy salameh told us about this time
in which we live now remember, this is a serious man
this is not just any time that we're living in my dear brothers and sisters. This is the most dangerous time that we living in the most challenging time
nobody's just saved about this time by either Islam or even worse I odawara bad karma Baba photo Berlin horrible. Nobody says that I'm saying this dean of online started very strange.
This is strange faith courage to understand why they couldn't worship the eyes of the good to understand why was this name Muslim and Islam? Where does this come from? Why do we call the Muslim own
they were tribally affiliated they were proud to be
proud of the ancestry part of the NASA
I am Mr. So and so from so and so. My father was so into my grandfather was so and so this is what kept him up when the sun said in
all Muslims are brothers and sisters This is very strange. How's that possible? Just because you say like your brother that is a 17 it started phrase then was I have to hurry but everyone again becomes strange just as it started when it became Islam. So today, maybe for me to speak like this is strange, but this is what may be prophesied
for us to to recognize ourselves and to co authors Muslims is strange, isn't it?
For to Barcelona so Nevis Hassan said in that time, the Ark is a man and when his action is the man said what is the first sign of keanna?
What is the first sign the promise of so I'm saying there is going to be a first sign of the first sign What is that?
clothes but a couple years down the line.
Property the person TMI is my death, my death, my death, the date of Bahamas asylum, there is the first sign of piano not the signs that we see now it started at 1435 visit.
So we living in this time and in this time the Navy sasaram said all the things that you
is part of Mr. Mobius things as soon as for example it comes through because what is what is howdy What is this?
This is just what man has brought to us we only believe in the Quran.
And the Quran is this in the Quran is that the Quran is a constitution. And you ask the man or as you say the Quran to constitution way in the Quran is your constitution.
In the Quran is your consuming.
God me What goes with this Quran is your constitution and gives one clause of the Constitution. So we have all these things going around in our minds and in the internet and somewhere in between. This is Islam
And people come here from all over the world and have big gatherings in big centers and halls and they tell us some other story and we think, Oh, this this is this is, this is great. This is the new Islam.
And we forget
that Islam was brought to us not by people who come here from America and Egypt and Kira, Indonesia, this Islam was brought by Muhammad Allah
14th centuries ago.
And unless and until that man who brings a message to us, brings the message to us in that shape and form as it brings it in the shape and form that was brought to us via Mohammed Salah which was rejected.
Unless it's brought in the same form exactly the same form. It was sent to Mohammed Salam
by gibreel and the sooner practice by the Navy sister law and practice by its components which will say salaam aleikum.
Otherwise you will go straight.
Straight meaning what a stay meaning we will be off the Serato Mr. Key allow Swaziland says to Mohammed Salah call in me or a nanny.
Hi Danny Robbie illa sirata Mr. Cree.
Allah says to his most beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam
say O Muhammad in nanny had daddy Robbie. As for me, allies guided me. Allah has guided me, Eros, Eros and Mr. Kim to the straight path
where Dean and Tiana and to a faith that is firmly established.
And as no
additions to it.
The faith is the faith of Islam with no additions and subtractions. what faith is that? That place is faith is the faith that is practiced by Mohammed salatu salam, and by his companions after him and as I said before, Allah chose him,
not me and you, Allah chose Muhammad, Allah chose Ibrahim Allah.
And Muhammad was the choice is one of all of them. And he chose him for his revelation. And he chose him to interpret His revelation. And he chose his companions that would take the revelation from him and bring it to us. These were chosen people but Allah
although some people don't say they're part of the day, no part of the chosen, those were the chosen people. Those are the people that chose
to keep this message and to bring it to us that rather than me saying
who will be the group that will go to Jana Ma, and it was what I am upon and my companions are
milaca Ibrahima hanifa Makana memasuki.
And this faith that I'm upon was the faith of Ravi Brahim Alia salatu salam aleikum
wa rahmatullah machine mushy and vaguely was not of those were given a partner to Allah was final.
And then allows longer says, In the Quran, woman Aqsa Nicola manda illallah wa ami lasallian wirkkala. In any minute Muslim, Allah says.
The person that says the best words, the best word that comes out of the mouth of a person
is when he says three things. When he does three things.
Manasa who is the best in speech says Allah, the built in speech is he or she? Who calls to Allah?
Who calls to Allah?
That's number one. Number two, why am Allah and that's good.
This simple things for a great reward, the reward of gentle call to Allah to good.
And what is the last one Allah says, will call in any minute Muslim and he says I'm a Muslim.
What does he say? He calls to Allah. He does good. And he says I'm a Muslim.
I'm a Muslim.
the eponym or founder
of the hanbali mother
was more known as a muhaddith as a man of Hades.
he was talking about the mother him
and he said the person and I don't want you to misunderstand me it's not the attack on the mother I'ma but that'd be I follow
if a person says
that it is compulsory
to follow a mother hub,
he must be put to death.
I want you to understand, please do not leave this magic and say she says all the people who follow mother's must be put to death.
I didn't say that. In fact, I'm quoting someone else.
Mohammed Mohammed says that if you believe
that you have to follow
you have to be a Hanafi or you have to be a sharpie. Or you have to be a Maliki or you have to be a homily, you should be put to death
in the hospital Why? He said because Allah deterred command.
Now that it is profit command that you are making somebody call something compacity which is not the command of Allah, neither the command.
But if you say yes, I'm following Imam Shafi because I don't know anything better. I've learned this, I can't read Arabic, my teachers told me Mama didn't find
otherwise you will not make Salah.
But what is the important thing etc, etc. He said that because we cannot impose upon Muslims that which was not imposed upon them by Allah and His Prophet Muhammad Allah.
And today, many people say, oh, but you must do this, you know, do you love the Prophet?
Then you must do this. But the prophet is nothing compared to so how can you say that? Who are you to impose upon some something upon me and asked me to do something which Allah did not say I should do. Now this prophet said I should
not be so Salam said,
Allah guided me to the right path. Why not the other sorority, Nagisa Allah,
This is what Allah says.
Allah says not to the Prophet, he says in the Quran, Allah says in the Quran
says to us, Allah says tours or another philosophy, Mr. kamin, this is my path, the state policy, this is my path the state which is what which is unless commands
to follow this path is Allah. When
Allah says, follow my spirit, follow my way, follow the herd, follow the sun.
Do not follow other ways because otherwise, we'll take you away from my way.
Daddy Kawasaki de
la la quinta de como Allah says, Allah commands you with this. So that you may be of the people of taqwa. Why does Allah want to make us the people of taqwa because only people of taco intergender
john is only meant for the Mata Ki
takim those who follow the Quran and follow the sun now, Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
I was going to say something about maybe I should just say this very quickly
we are surrounded by a world which is not real.
And I want to make give an example of what I mean is
if we look at a phenomenon on the internet, called Facebook,
there are many people that are facing millions and millions of people.
And they've done lots of research in America and in England and in Europe and all over the place on the effect it has on the lives of people.
The lives of people meaning all people irrespective of race, creed, color or religion.
It has the same effect on everybody
and how Facebook
And now Facebook causes unnecessary stress in the lives of human beings. And among other things, a lot of Muslims here.
And what these guys look for is no keys.
And obsession with the lives of other people
is an obsession with the lives of other people living in other parts of the world living in other places.
That people who are addicted to Facebook do not know how to live their own lives.
They live in a world which is not their own reality, telling me somebody else's standard.
most young girls and even boys today are not happy with who they are.
Why not? Because they compare themselves to people on Facebook.
And I can tell you, sometimes they show me photographs of my own family that on Facebook, my own family, my close family, close, close, close, close family, let's say who says
that is potty mouth? Is your cousin. Oh, that is your whatever.
We read this on Facebook. But this is not a person that I know. This is a real person.
It's a made up person.
And so our children live in that kind of world.
Why should the old world know what to eat for breakfast?
Why didn't you think the world wants to know what you're going to have for lunch now after Juma why why should
Why should we
be living? So somebody has lunch any any gift makes no sense.
And caustics and he sends this photograph of himself or herself, Mrs. Petros their meal? That is their lunch? Oh, that was like the wants to know what you eat for lunch. I'm really know, yet our lives are completely taken up by the stones.
And we become depressed because you see that person eating crayfish for lunch.
Somewhere in the waterfront.
And I'm eating stockfish in my mother.
So you asked the psychologists to people to come to this.
We must love the life which was given to us. He made us He loves us. He's given this life. We must live this life. This is our life. You can't live in that life to make you feel depressed people commit suicide if they can't be like their friends on Facebook, or do the things that I know. At the same time. I say that Facebook also has some very positive things. You can make Tao on Facebook, you can sell things on Facebook, you can do lots of good things on Facebook. But the majority of time it is a cause for concern that we do not give our children Facebook we say we say nothing.
We don't tell them. That is not the best of the real world my son model
that we you should be planting your your future.
There's nothing there. It's an unreal world.
A loss of 100 created us the way we are. That's why there's so many divorces today. Why do you think one of the cause divorces Facebook
and the internet? Somebody drags on all day looking at other people's wives. Oh, look at that wife. Oh, look what she looks like oh. And he comes up. He says, Oh my God.
Allah gave you that wife. Those other be women are
the other people's daughters, the other wives of other men. That's what Allah gave. You usually spend 10% of the time looking at this wife. Allah put more loving to you and to her and to both of you.
But your lover and so it destroys it destroys lives. Often I do.
I deal with this.
I deal with phone records.
You found that person on that day. That time.
There is the evidence.
This is all what it's all this is social media. This is what social media is doing to us. As a community, destroying us as a community. It's incipit it seeps into your home without you knowing.
I'm glad I haven't got teenage children in was
But really, it's a challenge today. But the challenge is for me and for you, for grandparents for for parents and for neighbors and for brothers and sisters, we have to make our children aware of the dangers
that faces them. When we busy with social media today,
and it's important for us to then affirm continuously to our children at every opportunity that we get as to who they really are.
And jam it into them. You're a Muslim.
Allah has created you in the best form, Allah made you like that. He made you in that form brown, white, nowhere with you.
Because that is how he loves to see you. He loves to see you like that. He made you like that. Don't let other people tell you anything else.
And you should love yourself as the way he loves you like that.
So you just tell your kids this Facebook is not real that's a fake photograph that has been treated or painted or whatever.
So now allows on a given child that we we just be Muslims. If that is my message I get across to you. And if you can retain that message and give it to others say Who are you I'm I'm Muslim.
That's all Yes, that's
not I'm a Muslim, but
well and Amina middle Muslim men, I have those who are Muslim.
Voila, Salaam Alaikum.